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Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced to go on sale in December: Price, specifications, features

The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced supports 20 cellular bands.

  • Published: October 31, 2017 6:01 PM IST
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Microsoft held its Future Decoded event in London today where it made announced availability details of its new Surface Pro. The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced will be available for purchase starting December for business consumers first. The base model of the Surface Pro with LTE will retail at $1,149 (approximately Rs 74,400) while the higher variant will be available at $1,449 (approximately Rs 93,900).

The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced is equipped with a Cat 9 modem with support of 20 cellular bands ensuring connectivity in various countries. In addition to this, Microsoft also assures download speeds up to 450Mbps which is higher as compared to other LTE-enabled devices that offer up to 300Mbps of download speed. Packed with these features, Microsoft says that this Surface Pro model “is the fastest LTE-enabled laptop in its class”.

Although the battery hasn’t been specified, the Surface Pro model is claimed to offer up to 17 hours of video playback time. Microsoft says that this duration of battery life is capable with all settings on default but with the Wi-Fi on and Auto-Brightness disabled. However, Microsoft hasn’t specified if this battery life is with LTE connectivity or not. ALSO READ: Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Here’s what all has changed

The base model of the Surface Pro will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. The higher variant, on the other hand packs bigger memory with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced will run on the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. ALSO READ: 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 alternatives you can buy right here in India

This model is the latest edition to the Surface Pro series announced earlier this May. The Surface Pro is powered by Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor with a fanless architecture. It features a 12.3-inch Pixel Sense display, and runs Windows 10. It further comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD. The Surface Pro sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with Windows Hello. Its connectivity ports include 1 full size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, headphone jack, Surface Connect and a microSDXC card reader. RELATED: Microsoft Surface Pro 2017: The all new 2-in-1 Windows 10 device does invoke hope in a boring segment

  • Published Date: October 31, 2017 6:01 PM IST